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    new to forum. just bought a house with a huge pool...

    Hello all!

    My name is Don, My wife and I just bought a house with a large pool. A large green pool. Joined this site to gain some knowledge and get it up and running. We live in Gloversville, NY.

    The pool has not been open in 3 years but was winterized. I think I am getting the run around by the local pool companies, maybe they just don't want the work... so I will do it.
    60' X 20' in-ground with a Triton II TR 140 sand filter, a Pac-Fab Challenger 2 1/2 hp pump, a Hayward cl 200 chlorine feeder.

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    Re: new to forum. just bought a house with a huge pool...

    Joined this site to gain some knowledge
    Knowledge is what TFP is all about. I would suggest you start by reading "The ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry" up in Pool School
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    Re: new to forum. just bought a house with a huge pool...

    Quote Originally Posted by NyDon View Post
    Hello all!

    My name is Don, My wife and I just bought a house with a large pool. A large green pool. Joined this site to gain some knowledge and get it up and running. We live in Gloversville, NY.

    The pool has not been open in 3 years but was winterized. I think I am getting the run around by the local pool companies, maybe they just don't want the work... so I will do it.
    Hello from not too far away.

    It really isn't too complicated once you get the hang of it. Basically the pump draws water from the skimmer and pushes the water through the filter and then it is pushed back into the pool through the returns. The filter cleans the debris from the water as it runs through.

    On top of the pool itself you have the water to deal with. If you read through this site you can get an education that will prepare you to do all of the typical maintenance on your pool and some of the more involved stuff as well.

    You will want to buy a test kit to get an accurate reading of your water and a lot of liquid chlorine!
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    Re: new to forum. just bought a house with a huge pool...

    Welcome to TFP!

    Congrats on the new green pool!
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    Re: new to forum. just bought a house with a huge pool...

    You are in the right place. You will need a giod tedt kit since a slam will be in your future.

    Matt
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    Re: new to forum. just bought a house with a huge pool...

    Welcome! We also purchased a house that had a pool winterized and closed for several years. We're starting our new pool0life adventure, too. best wishes!
    27,000 gal. plaster IG with round spa built in 2007. TFT-100 test kit XL w/ Speedstir
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    Aqualink RS One Touch controls. Paramount PC2000 In-floor cleaning system (1.0 hp pump?). Jandy LX pool heater, apparently broken.
    Missing so much gear due to previous foreclosure, it's sad.

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